The ten companies listed below are some of the most successful in India as well as worldwide and between them cover most business sectors. An opportunity to intern with any of them will not only develop you personally and professionally but give you a unique set of skills to make you stand out and really boost your employability. If you want to do an internship in India and apply, click here.
The Godrej Group is an Indian conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, managed and largely owned by the Godrej family. It was founded by Ardeshir Godrej and Pirojsha Godrej in 1897, and operates in sectors as diverse as real estate, consumer products, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security and agricultural products. Godrej was ranked 16th Most Trusted Brand in India according to the Brand Trust Report 2014, a study conducted by Trust Research Advisory.
Wipro is a multinational IT Consulting and System Integration services company headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka and worth £13.3 billion. The company was founded by M. H. Premji and has 147,452 employees servicing over 900 large enterprise & Fortune 1000 corporations with a presence in 61 countries.
The third largest India-based IT services company by 2014 revenues, Infosys is a global leading corporation that provides business consulting, information technology, software engineering and outsourcing services. It was co-founded in 1981 by Narayan Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh and Ashok Arora after they resigned from Patni Computer Systems. It is headquarted in Bangalore, Karnataka. On 31 March 2014, its market capitalisation was £19.86 billion, making it India’s fifth largest publicly traded company.
7. Mahindra Group
An Indian multinational conglomerate headquartered at Mahindra Towers in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The group has a presence in aerospace, agribusiness, aftermarket, automotive, components, construction equipment, defence, energy, farm equipment, finance and insurance, industrial equipment, information technology, leisure and hospitality, logistics, real estate, retail, and two wheelers. In 1945, brothers Jagdish Chandra Mahindra and Kailash Chandra Mahindra initially set it up to trade steel but today the group now have over 180,00 employees.
6. ICICI Bank
Founded in 1994, ICICI Bank is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. As of 2014 it is the second largest bank in India in terms of assets and market capitalization. The bank has a presence in 19 countries including the UK, US, Canada, Germany and Dubai.
5. Bharati Airtel
Founded by Sunil Mittal, Bharti Airtel Limited, is an India multinational telecommunications services company headquartered in New Delhi. It operates in 20 countries across South Asia, Africa, and the Channel Islands. Airtel is the world’s third largest mobile telecommunications company by subscribers, with over 275 million subscribers across 20 countries as of July 2013 and the largest cellular service provider in India, with 192.22 million subscribers as of August 2013.
4. Aditya Birla
The Aditya Birla Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate headquartered in the Aditya Birla Centre in Worli, Mumbai, India. It operates in 40 countries with more than 120,000 employees worldwide and was founded by Seth Shiv Narayan Birla in 1857. The group interests in sectors such as viscose staple fibre, metals, cement, viscose filament yarn, branded apparel, carbon black, chemicals, fertilisers, insulators, financial services, telecom, and IT services.
The diversified conglomerate, with a gross revenue of £28.7 billion is the third largest Indian private sector conglomerate behind Tata Group and Reliance Industries.
3. Reliance Industries Limited
Another Indian multinational conglomerate with a presence in many business sectors across India including, petrochemicals, construction, communications, energy, health care, science and technology, natural resources, retail, textiles, and logistics. It is the second largest publicly traded company in India by market capitalisation and is the second largest company in India by revenue after the state-run Indian Oil Corporation. The company is ranked No.99 on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations, as of 2013. Dhirubhai Ambani founded it in 1966 and remains headquarted in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
2. Tata Group
An Indian multinational conglomerate with over 581,00 employees, it’s hard to believe that Tata still remains a family-owned business. It was founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868 with its company headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Its total assets are worth an astonishing £230.04 billion and comes as no surprise that it is perceived to be India’s best-known global brand within and outside the country as per an ASSOCHAM survey.
1. Indian Oil Corporation
The Indian Oil Corporation is an Indian state-owned oil and gas corporation with the Government of India controlling approximately 79% shares in the company. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in New Delhi, India, it is the world’s 88th largest corporation, according to the Fortune Global 500 list, and the largest public corporation in India when ranked by revenue. The main products are petrol, diesel, LPG, auto LPG, aviation turbine fuel, lubricants and petrochemicals:naphtha, bitumen, kerosene etc.